Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Nick Mamatas

Second Advisor

Tim Weed


Terramancer is a 90,000 word young-adult fantasy novel set in the Kingdom of Kalencord on the island continent of Minterra. Sixteen year-old Taryn Lux witnesses the king of Kalencord perform a highly illegal ritual and undergo an inhuman transformation that violates the royal family’s indefinite ban on magic. She, and her reluctant companion Avery, escape from the capital and the king’s minions and journey across Minterra, leaving her father and brother behind. Guided by a mysterious and powerful magical tome, Taryn sets out to find six companion tomes which, when wielded, hold enough magical energy to sever the king’s ties to his own magic. On her quest, Taryn discovers her natural affinity for magic and the well-kept secretes hidden in her family tree as she redefines what it means for a young woman to be a hero.

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